South Carolina Needs to Shut Down the School-to-Prison Pipeline

April 14, 2014

In response to Richland School District Two parents’ concerns of exclusionary school discipline practices they see happening primarily to students of color, SC Appleseed’s education attorney, Amanda Adler, speaks up in The State Newspaper: The State | April 4, 2014: A recent news article in this paper documented the concerns of parents in a Midlands district about…

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A Blueprint for Reducing the School Dropout Rates in SC

October 3, 2013

Solutions, Not Suspensions | Key to Keeping Students in School The South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center has produced a report of innovative recommendations for reducing South Carolina’s alarming student and teacher dropout rates, part of a national effort to draw attention to the problem of zero-tolerance discipline policies. The report Effective Discipline for Student Success: Reducing Student and…

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Virtual Charter School Issues Part of School to Prison Pipeline

September 17, 2013

A recent investigation by The State newspaper demonstrates that far too often in South Carolina, struggling students are shown the door by schools, rather than receiving the help they need. In “SC online schools fear becoming “dumping ground,’” charter school leaders, students, and parents describe school districts’ suggestions that students withdraw from their home school if they are failing…

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